Unforgettable Wedding Moments: 2022 in Review

November 30, 2022

It’s been an incredible season here at New Jersey wedding venue, Crossed Keys Estate, with stunning florals, unique decor, tasty bites, and of course, endless love. Every weekend we watched as memories were made and vows were exchanged. Although each wedding was special and memorable in its own way, we thought we’d give you our own wrap up of some unforgettable wedding moments throughout the season.


First Look: Victoria + Darwin

Some of the sweetest moments are captured during a First Look. This moment is usually filled with joy, sometimes tears, and big hugs and kisses. Victoria and Darwin had their “First Look” in the Crossed Keys garden and we just can’t get enough of this reaction!

Photo: Tom Harmon Photography


Ceremony: Jenn + Ryan

Lush and slightly “overgrown” feeling, this arbor was made up of white florals hugged in dense greenery. Romance took center stage. This couple opted for brown ceremony chairs to further elevate the space complete with beautiful white floral aisle markers. Guests were welcomed to the space with refreshments and a glass of champagne! We continued to see this timeless green and white wedding palette throughout the year.

Photo: Bo Shim Photography


Cocktail Hour Stations: Street Taco, Texas BBQ, and Lechon

They say food is one of the major things your guests will remember from a wedding day. These three cocktail hour stations were some of the biggest hits this year, consistently chosen by our couples and raved about by guests!

Photo: Monika de Myer Photography, Tori Kelner Photography


Late Night Bites: Francesco + Victoria

Late night bites are always a crowd favorite! But Victoria and Francesco had a little more fun with this add-on by having customized french fry holders for guests to grab to-go!


Photo: Danila and Lana


2nd Outfit

We love a costume change! These “after party” outfit choices make such a statement AND make it that much easier to dance the night away.

Photo: Jose Melgarejo Photography, Michelle Behre Photography

Photo: Bo Shim Photography

Photo: Vince Ha Photography


Wedding Cake: Domenica + Sean

Delicate dried flowers added a moody, romantic element to this wedding cake that made it a fast favorite. The couple added a personal touch with a little figurine of their sweet pet!

Photo: Cheyanna De Nicola Photography


Floral and Decor: Jacqueline + Nick

Crossed Keys Designs transformed the Farmhouse into the most magical woodland wedding. With vines hugging the beams, florals appearing to grow from the ground, the most ethereal chuppah, and tiny, wood mushrooms that hid amongst the florals amongst the table scapes. 

Photo: Nadine Marie Photography


Centerpiece: Kasey + Justin

While we had so many beautiful floral arrangements this year, Kasey + Justin’s floating baby’s breath centerpieces were unforgettable. In addition to the statement pieces at the tables, a cloud of baby’s breath, studded with white roses, cascaded from the sweetheart table.

Photo: J&R Photo


Seating Charts

Our couples had so much fun with seating charts this year, we couldn’t pick just one! This is such a great element of the wedding day to personalize and truly make your own. From Dalena + John’s blush toned, wax sealed escort cards to Alicia + Phil’s customized Budweiser beer bottle display… we’ve had both creative and romantic displays for guests to enjoy!

Photo: Longbrook Photography, Monica De Myer Photography

Photo: Peach Pear Plum Photography, Hand + Arrow


Head Table: Shanice + Sam

Shanice and Sam’s head table was more traditional being that it was shared with their wedding party. The long lined Farmhouse tables were uniquely adorned with one elongated centerpiece that resembled a tree growing from within. 

Photo: Haley Richter Photography


Champagne Tower

A champagne tower guarantees an unforgettable photo opportunity! So many couples opted for this special celebratory event this year that makes for a great memory and special moment with your wedding party.

Photo: Haley Richter Photography


We couldn’t be more grateful for another incredible season here at Crossed Keys Estate. Truthfully, there are unforgettable wedding moments atop wedding venue happening every weekend on the grounds. We look forward to 2023 in anticipation of our newest addition to the Estate, the Conservatory. This glass-enclosed building will now host cocktail hour so guests will enjoy the grounds even when inside. Our 2023 season will begin in June, as will new memories and unforgettable moments!


Photo: Michelle Behre Photography, Courtney Simpson Photography, Yours Truly Media, Tori Kelner Photography



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